Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Must Haves!

Seda France Candles - Japanese Quince

Source: candledelirium.com 

White orchids...

You can always find white orchids at box stores like Lowe's or Home Depot

Great monogramed towels and sheets...

Colored glasses...especially turquoise...

Mirrored dressing tables...glam from the 20's and 40's...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sparkle and Glitter in Your Home

Simply brilliant!!  No longer just for dress up - metallics for pillows, upholstered chairs, and headboards...

Pillow from home floor at Bergdorf Goodman

Chair of a friend...haberdashery fabrics mixed with glitter linen - five different fabrics mixed and matched!

Glam up your life!

Go North to Northwood!! - Sunflower Room

Our last stop in Northwood this week is Sunflower Room...

So cool!! Sunflower logo for Wendy's Sunflower Room shop
Owner Wendy Ricks, born in Kansas , where the state flower is the sunflower.  She moved from Fort Worth, Texas six months ago and opened her shop.  From her Texas roots, she upholsters and decorates with extra large cowhides....
Dining on cowhide!!  How Texan!!

Texas meets...Tropical! Hide and bamboo

Besides owning her shop, she installs wall paper and is well known for her specialized painting of walls and furniture...

Unexpected armoire - wallpapered! A surprise!!
Look at that shade...shells and cording...DIY!
Classic statue lamp with funky striped shade
Sunflower Room
511 Northwood Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 904-6503
Email: wallpaperwendy@aol.com

Northwood is stylish, quaint, creative, electric, lively and friendly.  A magnet for artisans! When visiting Palm Beach, put Northwood Village on your to do list!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Go North to Northwood!! - Indigo Seas and Circa Who

Our next stop in Northwood is Carolyn Bell's shop and design service, Indigo Seas...

That seaside feeling
Carolyn started as a celebrity hair dresser in Los Angeles. She was married for a year when her husband was deployed to Afghanistan so she decided to open a shop to occupy her time.  She is the new kid on the block!

Perfectly placed butterflies on a shelf!
Mix and match table settings using happy colors - lime and turquoise!
Anything goes!  Patterned carpet with traditional silk pillows
New serving plates with cookbooks to inspire!

Indigo Seas
510 Northwood Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (310) 625-6161

Let's move on to Circa Who...

Bailey and Blue thought they found a friend!
The best taste on the block!! Owned by a husband and wife, you are greeted with their unique way of displaying all their furniture in their shop....  

Best! Best! You can find everything here! Love this shop!
Unbelievable selection of chairs!
From floor to ceiling it is jam packed but easily visible. The store is chock a block with fabulous goodies. They say, “Our passion is the hunt and we LOVE to buy, so we price to sell.”

31 Northwood Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 655-5221
Email: infor@circawho.com

In the middle of the block - a place to rest

Monday, January 17, 2011

Go North to Northwood!! - Hello Cupcake and Something Lively

This week, I want to show you some of my favorite spots in West Palm Beach’s exciting “Hidden Shopping Mecca” and dining district: Northwood!

So colorful!
Imagine Soho 20 years ago, this is Northwood….located up Dixie Highway  in West Palm Beach- a10 minutes drive from Palm Beach. New stores each month pop up …. brightly colored exteriors …happy and inviting! Where once abandoned shops have been polished back to mint condition.

Bringing my two dogs, Bailey and Blue, as experts, I started to explore. Being a sugar junkie, my first stop was Star Robinson’s Hello Cupcake…”We are more than cupcakes”.
Star Robinson is the STAR baker at Hello Cupcake!
Star was a professional chef on ships and thought he would become a caterer, but well into it he hated it and started to bake. He loved to bake cupcakes. Open for 1 ½ years he has a variety of sizes. His most popular is red velvet (from mini to jumbos).  Next comes key lime with pralines, and snickers & cream. He will make any combo you design. Star is the shiny STAR of the street!

Source: palmbeachpost.com

Hello Cupcake
521 Northwood Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 805-5760

The next stop on our tour of Northwood is Something Lively.

David Romaine, the owner, is the grandfather of Northwood, as his shop has been open for ten years.  His store used to be a single building, Whitey’s Auto Supply, and then he kept adding on to it and voila! It is now 9000 sq. feet…of treasures!

Love these cushions!  Black velvet buttons with luxe maribou trim
Really 1960's!! Palm Beach classic lamps!
1950's French crystal lamp (one of a pair).  So much fun!
Lime green wooden bowls for chips.  So Super Bowl!
From Thailand - Garden planters - indoor/outdoor!
Lots of chairs - mix and match - Country French with 60's painted cabinet
Don't you love green chairs with hot pink PB classic print?! 
Not only does he sell home & garden furnishings, but once a month he does wine tastings with The Community Redevelopment Association and 17 neighboring shops, which are all open between 6:00pm and 10:00pm for tastings. The next tastings are Friday, February 25thand March 25th (Northwoodvillage.blogspot.com).
Within his store, David also offers a service called “Palm Beach Restoration Studios” which restores porcelain, crystal, art & antiques.  How great is that? This shop is the jewel of the neighborhood.  Recently, Carleton Varney did a book signing there for his latest!

538 Northwood Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 833-1856
Email: somethinglively@aol.com

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Love my dogs - Love my home!

These are photos of my dogs.  Blue, the blond cockerspaniel brings love into our home & my family’s life...

Bailey, a cockapoo, is my rescue girl...

Our families, our pets, our friends are all important to us, but our homes tie all this together.
For the New Year I intend to find some special cozy dog beds and new toys for my 2 “other “ children; Bailey & Blue.
And also this year, I plan on loving friends and dogs, and inviting them over for a “Doggie Celebration.”